Lincoln Child was born in Westport, Connecticut, which he still calls his hometown (despite the fact he left the place before his first birthday, and now only goes back on the weekends). Lincoln seemed to have acquired an interest in writing as early as second grade, when he wrote a short story entitled Bumble the(…)
Book Number 1 in the Brilliants Series.
This is an awsome book and an awesome new series.
The story is a little disorienting at the beginning, but don’t worry, you will be caught up in no time and it won’t let you go until the very end where you will be begging for more! And fortunately for you, there is more in the sereies!
Here is the description from the book cover
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “”brilliants,”” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way.
Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in – and betray his own kind.
From Marcus Sakey, “”a modern master of suspense”” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “”one of our best storytellers”” (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.